Hurricane Charley

Photographer:  Bonnie Gillespie


Lunch for 5,000!

The American Red Cross expects to serve that many mid-day meals today, August 18, 2004.  We are working with the Southern Baptists to feed more than 100,000 meals each day.  The American Red Cross continues to maintain hundreds of shelters, while providing for the basic human needs of those affected by Hurricane Charley's fury.
This operation is the most expensive since 9/11 and the largest hurricane disaster response since Hurricane Andrew.  You can help the victims of this and thousands of other disasters by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW.    The fastest and most effective way to assist the families affected by disasters is through cash donations to the ARC Disaster Relief Fund.
American Red Cross volunteers from across the Northeast are now in Florida offering their time, efforts and energy in response to this disaster.
Our response center has received and responded to 48,600 calls for assistance so far.
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.  You can help the victims of Hurricane Charley and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.  Call 1-800-HELP-NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish).  Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the Milford Chapter, PO Box 390, Milford, CT 06460 or to the American Red Cross, PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting



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